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Asia-Pacific Guide
Department Profile

Christopher & Lee Ong - Member of Rajah & Tann Asia Network Corporate/M&A Department

Malaysia

  • Profile
  • Level 22, Axiata Tower
  • No. 9, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5
  • Kuala Lumpur Sentral
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Malaysia
  • 50470

Department profile submitted by Christopher & Lee Ong - Member of Rajah & Tann Asia Network

Our M&A Team has significant experience in the retail sector, having advised on 4 supermarket/ hypermarket acquisitions/disposals and 8 F&B chain businesses just in the last 2 years. With this industry knowledge, the Team is able to guide purchasers through a regulatory framework which, for foreign purchasers, requires compliance not just with laws but with guidelines and discretionary foreign equity conditions.

The Team’s practice is also unique because more than 50% of its clients are non-Malaysian parties. Through the years, the Team has acquired experience and knowledge of the legal and cultural environments of its clients – principally Japan, the US, UK and Europe, and increasingly the PRC – and the expectations of its clients from those regions. As a result, the team is better able to adapt its advice and practices those clients’ needs. Apart from language differences, cultural differences play a part in determining the dynamics of a deal, and also differences in emphasis on issues such as what is perceived as important in a deal.

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